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Modern Studies + Ophelia's Eden + DJ Cess Greenness

Monday 6th December 2021

+ Ophelia's Eden

At The Greys

Doors 8:30 pm

Price £8 + booking fee

Melting Vinyl presents: 

MODERN STUDIES + Ophelia’s Eden + DJ Cess Greenness 



Doors 8.00 pm / Start 8.30pm 

£ 8 + booking fee / £ 10 on the door  


18+ only

Modern Studies

Following the release of critically acclaimed new album ‘The Weight Of The Sun’ back in the Spring, Modern Studies used the time they’d have usually spent touring to create new music, resulting in two new EPs to be released on Fire Records.
Based on stray threads and thoughts from this period, Modern Studies reworked these seedlings remotely over the turning of seasons from Summer to Autumn this year. The EPs were recorded partly at the Glad Café in Glasgow with Emily Scott and Joe Smilie laying down piano melodies and drums. Rob St John added guitars and modular synth, and an ambient track came from the processing of an accidental export of each ‘The Weight Of The Sun’ track playing at once.

Inspired by this collaborative process Rob and Emily began writing melodies and collaborating on lyrics whilst Pete Harvey mixed the new ideas in his Pumpkinfield studio, recording the basslines, cello and musical saw.
“We shook off our usual song structures in favour of something repetitive, slow and heavy; life flows in endless song. We added chopstick drums, prepared guitars, harmonium, xaphoon, bowed clock gongs, chimes and violins from our homes.”
Split into two parts but arriving separately, Modern Studies first EP ‘Life Flows In Endless Song’ is diaphanous, adorned with the expansive sound of their recent releases whilst the second EP ‘The Body Is A Tide’ carries you into more ominous darker terrains providing another fine addition to the experimentalists’ expanding catalogue.

“A fantastic collection of woozy, lovely songs” – The Guardian (Welcome Strangers)

Ophelia’s Eden

Ophelia’s Eden is the alias of Ciara Gayer. Her Sultry jazz vocals mixed electronic beats and rhythms creates a unique sound that is genre defying and takes you through a journey of contrasting emotions. For stripped back performance, Ciara will be performing her songs acoustically with the keyboard.

Ophelia’s Eden teases the listener through combining upbeat characteristics of the pop song rendition with the dark energy of alternative. Creating tracks which make you sway whilst feeling an unnerving sense of dread.

DJ Cess Greenness

Cess is a French-born singer-songwriter and creative entrepreneur based in Brighton. In 2015, she founded the FemFriday Collective to bridge the gender gap in the arts and entertainment industry, which rapidly garnered attention and praise from The F-Word magazine, Louder Than War, The Girls Are and God Is In The TV.

Cess also writes reviews for several indie music blogs, designs eco-friendly band merch, curates a podcast on CAMP Radio, supervises music libraries at Killer Sync and can sometimes be heard leading singing flashmobs with the Extinction Rebellion Choir. Her musical project Greenness has received national press coverage, been praised on the BBC and performed in venues as prestigious as the Royal Albert Hall. Cess Greenness will be spinning tunes from her collective tastes and keeping the energy running high.